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16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

15.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video

The video of the first ascent of Rungofarka, a 6495 m peak in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya carried out in September 2017 by American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau.

14.08.2018 by Nina Caprez in Climbing

Tolerance by Nina Caprez

Swiss climber Nina Caprez talks about her recent trip to Lebanon where she joined up with the non-profit organisation ClimbAID to bring climbing to Syrian refugees and Lebanese youth affected by the war.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes

On 27 July 2018 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in just 2 hours and 4 minutes.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Uein Line, new rock climb up Große Fermeda in Geisler Dolomites

At the start of August Aaron Moroder and Miran Mittermair teamed up to establish Uein Line on Große Fermeda, the striking tower in one of the most famous mountain groups in the Dolomites, the Geisler.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

World Youth Climbing Championships: gold for Laura Rogora, Sam Avezou, Ekaterina Barashchuk and Gian Luca Zodda

The Youth Climbing World Championships are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Laura Rogora from Italy and Sam Avezou from France have been crowned Youth A Bouldering World Champions, while Ekaterina Barashchuk from Russia and Gian Luca Zodda from Italy have been crowned Speed World Champions in the Juniors category.

12.08.2018 by Giorgio Pirovano in Climbing

Agrodolce, new rock climb in Brenta Dolomites

On Castello di Vallesinella in the Brenta Dolomites Giorgio Pirovano, Nicola Castagna and Sara Ongari established Agrodolce, a new 6-pitch rock climb first ascended ground-up, onsight, with bolts only at the belays and difficulties up to grade VII.

11.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caro North discovers new climbing in Patagonia's Minialaska

The video of Caro North and her discovery of Minialaska, a new rock climbing area in Patagonia.

10.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Jung reaps first repeat of Recovery drink, Favresse's difficult crack climb in Norway

German climber Daniel Jung has made the first repeat of Recovery drink, the difficult trad climb on the Profilveggen wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway. First ascended in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse, the route had foiled some of the best crack climbers in the world.

10.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger double debut for Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher

On the North Face of the Eiger Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have repeated Deep Blue Sea and Magic Mushroom. This is the first time on the famous Swiss mountain for the two climbers.

09.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold Free Solo trailer featuring Freerider on El Capitan

The trailer of the film Free Solo that documents Alex Honnold and his historic free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, carried out by American on 3 June 2017.

09.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mathieu Maynadier, lucky escape after rockfall in Tagas Valley, Karakorum

On 6 August 2018 French mountaineer Mathieu Maynadier was hit by rockfall while on an climbing expedition in the Tagas Valley in Pakistan’s Karakorum with Nicolas Favresse, Carlos Molina and Jean-Louis Wertz. Maynadier was taken to Skardu military hospital by helicopter where his condition is far better than initially feared. He will be repatriated to France this week.

07.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc

The film Baffin, in memory of the Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc who lost his life in March 2018 along with Ryan Johnson.

06.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Stigmata added to Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher

Over a four-day period in August 2016 Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher made the first ascent, ground-up, of Stigmata, a multi-pitch rock climb up Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites freed by the duo on 17/07/2017 with difficulties up to X-.

03.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Breiflogtinden East Face first ascent on Norway's Lofoten islands

Russian climbers Dmitrii Panov, Andrey Panov and Anar Demirov have completed their Arctic Odyssey, probably the first new climb up the East Face of Breiflogtinden on the Lofoten Islands in Norway.

03.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Martin and Florian Riegler liberate The Flying Penguin in Canada's Bugaboos

On 16/07/2018 the Florian and Martin Riegler made the first free ascent The Flying Penguin, the 300m crack climb they established in 2009 up the South Face of Pigeon Feathers.

02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra: Limits are just Illusion

The video Limits are just Illusion with Adam Ondra who, due to a knee injury, climbs in what is a rather unusual way for him.

02.08.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN

Second episode dedicated to Espace Grivel, or to the first 200 years of the history of Grivel and alpinism.

01.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Reiner Kauschke at 80 reclimbs his Superdirectissima

Accompanied by mountain guide Christoph Hainz, Reiner Kauschke has repeated Superdirectissima up the North Face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. Kauschke had made the first ascent of the ‘Saxon Route' with Peter Siegert and Gert Uhner in 1963 and now he repeated the line in 17 hours at the extraordinary age of 80.

01.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Robert Jasper solo climbing expedition to Greenland

Interview with German alpinist Robert Jasper who is currently on a by fair means solo climbing trip to Greenland.

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